Why do cats need furniture?
Providing scratching poles, hidey holes, and high perches will make your cat feel safe, secure and most importantly, stimulated.
Mark Freeman, a clinical assistant professor at the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, told Reader’s Digest that cats prefer a space where they can sit back and watch the world go by.
“Cats are, by nature, cryptic animals, meaning they prefer to have a safe hiding spot from which they can observe the world around them,” he says.
“Cats are both hunter and prey, so having a secure space from which they can monitor threats from predators and prey is ideal.”
We’ve rounded up nine pieces of cat furniture from around the web, that we think your cat will love.
11 best pieces of cat furniture
1. Suck UK Cat Playhouse Scratch Skateboard, $89.95, Hard to Find
Your cat will love playing (and scratching) with this cardboard skateboard. Made of corrugated cardboard, this skateboard comes fully assembled. Get the Scratch Skateboard here.
2. Wall-Mounted Cat Hammock, $230, Woods for Cats
A wall hammock is a comfortable place for your cat to have a comfy snooze somewhere high. Get the Cat Hammock here.
3. Cat couch, $195, Work in Progress
A couch for your cat! Hand-crafted from fine Baltic Birch plywood, this sturdy couch provides a spot for your cat to veg out.
4. Sunflower cat bed, $242, Etsy
The Sunflower cat bed is fully handmade of natural sheep wool, and is the perfect place for a cat to snooze the day away. Get the Sunflower Cat Bed here.
5. A cat swivel chair, $89, Michu
Your cat will feel part of the family in its very own 360 degree rotating swivel chair. Get your Cat Swivel Chair here.
6. Felt cat cave, $186, Agnes Felt’s cat caves, Etsy
7. Tuscany Hidden Cat Litter Box, $189, Temple and Webster
Designed to blend in with your home décor, no one will ever guess this pot plant is also home to your cat’s litter. Get the Hidden Cat Box here.
8. Cheska Wooden Kitten Bench, $349, Temple and Webster
The perfect living room accessory for your and your cat. Get the Wooden Kitten Bench here.
9. Makesure DAFU 4in1 Cat Sofa Bed, $89, Paw Paw Up
As a multi-functional cathouse, DAFU can be used in more than 4 ways: cat chair, cat bed, cat cradle and cat mat. Get the 4 in 1 Cat Sofa Bed here.
10. Pawz Cat Rocket, $239, Amazon
The Cat Rocket provides three different levels for your cat to explore, including a hammock and watchtower. Get the Cat Rocket here.
11. Yehnna Cat Wall Shelves, $205, Amazon
Made of solid Pine wood, this set comes with 1 x Cat Condos House, 2 Cat Wall Shelves, 1 Sisal Cat Scratching Post- everything your cat needs. Get the Yehnna Cat Wall Shelves here.